President's Clemency for 63-Year-Old Serving Life for Non-Violent Drug Offense Is 'Unambiguously Good.' But Trump Is Also Working to Make Mass Incarceration Worse
President Donald Trump's decision on Wednesday to commute the prison sentence of Alice Johnson—a 63-year-old woman who was unjustly punished with life without parole for a non-violent drug offense—is "unambiguously good," in the words of one commentator.
"I urge the president to do the same for other federal prisoners serving extreme sentences that don't match the offenses, while reforming our draconian sentencing laws that produce these senseless punishments."
—Jennifer Turner, ACLU